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Political Battles Still Dog Redistricting In California
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Once A Boon For Investors, House Flipping Is Back
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A bill proposed by the Senate's Gang of Eight (from left, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; John McCain, R-Ariz.; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Bob Menendez, D-N.J.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.) has passed out of committee and is headed for the full Senate. But the fate of the issue in the House is less clear. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Immigration Measure Faces Test In Senate, Rival Bill In House
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Rancher Bill Gow doesn't want the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline to travel across his Douglas County, Ore., ranch. While he has refused to negotiate with the pipeline company, ultimately a court may force him and other landowners to allow the project on their land. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Natural Gas Export Plan Unites Oregon Landowners Against It
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After The War, A Bitter Feud Remains In Two Libyan Towns
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